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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AJfD PUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
TEBMS-S2.00 PER JUWITM, Ef ADYATCCE.
VOLUME XVL-NUMBER 5.1
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1872.
J WHOLE NUMBER. 785.
- -ejni mnar.
tBE KOG OF 8TEAM.
T CUT. C W. CLTTXJU
Dtetivood bu proDoaoceJ tiiU poem "the beat Ijrieof
HarncM me down with jour Iron Vasdi,
Ha sare of your curb uxd rein;
For I com the .trensth of jtmr posy hand,
Aa (be tempest aroma a chain
How I laughed, ma I lay concealed from Bight,
For many a counties twar.
At the childish boasts of bo man might.
And the pride of human power.
nen I saw aa amy rnoo IheZaaJ,
A nary npoa theses.
"Creeplnjt alon is, snail Ifte band,
. Or waiUnff the wayward brecie; -
M"hu X aawtb peasant Xainifyreai -.
, With the Ml which he dally bore.
Aa he feebly turned the tardy wheel,
0r tugged at the weary oar;
"When I meantred the panting cocrser'a apeetl.
The fl if; U of the carrier thire.
As they bore the law a Kioc decreed.
Or the lines of Impatient lore;
I could not but think bw tbe world would feel,
Aa these were outstripped afar,
IVben I should he hound to the rushing keel.
Or chained to the flying car.
Hat ha La! they found n out at la;
Thrr Inrited me forth at Irnsth: '
And I mbrd to my throne with a thunder-Mast,
And laughed In my .itui strength!
t Oh ! then ye saw a wondrous change
On the earth and ocean wide,
Where new my fiery armies range,
X 2for wait fur wind or tide.
Hurrah 1 hucrah! the waters o'er.
The oouittsln's steep decjinei
Tirao apart baiejIWded to my power;
Tbe world! tbe world minei
The rirera the auu hath earliest blest
Or tb(M wbrre his brama decline:
Tbe pUnt streams of tbe queenly West,
Or the Orient fluewla djTinrl
The ocean palea where'er I aweep.
To hear niy atretifth rejoice; ,
And tbe monsters of the briny deep
Cowrr. trembling, at my ruice,
I carry the wealth and tbe lord of earth,
Tbe thoughts of hlspd like mind ;
The wind lags after my going forth,
Tbe lightning ia left behind.
In the darkftome'depths of the fathomless mine.
My tireless arm dlb play.
Where the rocks ne'er saw the sun's decline.
Or the dawn of the glorinua day.
1 bring earth's glittering jewels np
Fran, the hidden cat es below.
And I make the fountain's granite cup
With a crystal gush o'erfloW.
2 blow the bellowa, I forge tbe steel.
In all theniwpsof trade;
I hammer the ore and turn the wheel.
Where my arm of ptrmgth are made;
I manage the tnrnace. the mill, the mint;
1 carry, I pin, X weave;
And all my doings are put .Into print,
Ou et cry Saturday ere.
I're no muscle to weary, no brcat to decay,
No"boiir to be IM on the shi if;
.And mi 1 intend ou nu "goand play,
While I manage tbe world mysrlf.
But harness me down with your iron bands,
lie sure of nir curb siill niuj
JEVr I scm the strrnuth of our puny hands,
As tbe temjcst scorns chain.
A BEMABKABLE DOG.
In the Fall of 1843, I made a journey from cen
tral New York down through the eastern part of
Pennsylvania, to the city of Philadelphia, in a
lumbering old stage-coach. To make matters a
li;ugreualile ai possible, it chanceil that early
oneeeniii, I w a ronseil fnim nort of a travel
in; ilnzn liy a sort nf craih ami jar, and the net
tling ilonn of the front part of the vehicle. The
fore part of the axcltrce h:ul lirnkcn clow to the
foro iheel, ami nntil it cimld lie repaired, wy
could not pmcreil farther.
There'8 a iinall illnge hack here almitt three
mile.n said the driier, Mto which I am going to
take the horse?, and you may either come u ith
ne or gpt lodging at a fann-hoiiie near by."
,4 Ifi the only passenger, I prefeired the
nearest lodgings; and getting the driver tonsMst
me in reimning my luggage thither, I asked en
tertainment of thu fanner, u ho asM:ut4sl in a cor
dial manner; and In le than uu hour Inns seat
ed at the tali!-, and doing ample justice, to the
good cheer lcforu me.
The family of Mr. Mansfield for such was the
name of the worthy fanner consisted of himself,
wife, a pretty daughter uf fourteen, and a large
Kugiish lnastilT. 1 have included the dog, lie
cause his wonderful sagacity entitled him to rank
much higher than an ordinary licat.
Before I knew anything of the remarkable
qualities of the animal. I was peculiarly attract
d to him by a certain air of stately dignity, com
bined with gentleness, and the almost humane
Jook of intelligence that beamed fmm his eyes.
It seemed, when ho looked at me steadily, and
heard me speak, as if he really knew what I said;
and more than once I caught myself fancying that
lie was about to reply.
"That is a very tine dog yon have, Sir. Mans
field," I casually remarked, as I drew back from
the table, and saw the eyes of the animal fixed
so gentlv and coinprehenshely upon mine. "At
what price do you value hunt"
"His weight in diamonds conld not purchase
life, "ir!" rep!:?d the farmer.
"Xo, sir; he is one of ns one of our family, I
may say and I would quite as soon think of dis
posing of my wife, or niy daughter Hattic, there,
as of selling him."
"There must bo a strong attachment between
yon, certaiuly," I rrjoiued.
'iliideed, there is; a bond of union that nothing
but death can sever. A most extraordinary ani
mal, sir, is linino; and tu him, nuder God I am
indebted for the. life of my darling child! Only
for him, sir, this would long since have lieen a
house of mourning."
"Yon excite my enriosity ; will you not favor
me with the story f"
"Presently I will, sir. But firtt let me show
tod how much Bruno knows and understands.
Where did yon place the eandle-stiek last night,
Ilattie, when you went to bed?"
"Ou the table, father."
"Is it there now!"
"So, sir; I brought It down this morning."
"And the extinguisher I "
, i"j left that oifthe table,"
:"Tou imry go aud get it. Stay," he continued,
as she rose to obey ; " yon may not lie able to find
it in the dart, and Bruno can. Go and get it,
The dog, who had been looking at ns, and"
seemingly listening to the conversation, now qni
'nHg arose, and going to the door, which opeul
upon a stairway, he stretched himself upward,
lifted tho latch with one paw, pulled the door
pcn with the other, and disappeared. In a few
moments he returned with an extinguisher, which
he carried straight to his master.
"Give it to Ilattie," said Mr. Mansfield.
"I think mother wants'it," laughed Ilattie.
The dog immediately went to Mr. Mansfield,
.-who was busy drying some dishes, aud placing
tbem upon an old-fashioned cupboard.
"Poor Bruno!" said tbe mistress, with a smile;
"ther are only trying yon; but if yon will go
jover'to the fire-place, and take a seat till I am
done, I will reliee you of your charge."
So human being could have shown a pore
ready comprehension of everything spoken in an
ordinary tone than did the sagacious brute; and
lcions brute; ana
aa he'walked over. with a stately step ai
himselfna directed, with theVxliticuishi
he-walked orerwith a stately step and seated
tiugulsher stilt in
his month, I involuntarilv uttered an exclama
tion of surpnse.
"I snpposo yon think this is a very cleer
trick which hehas been t.-fught," observed tbe
farmer, turning to me with a triumphant smile;
"but I assnre yon, upon my honor, 1 never asked
him to do the same thing before.
Or course, I was 'all amazement. What, save
the power of speech, was the dividing line be
tween this brute and the human species! After
trying him several times more, in different ways,
and thns proving him to have a knowledge of all
that was said to him, Mr. Mansfield proceeded to
relate the following exciting and interesting in
cident: "Six yean ago, last Summer," began th wor
thy fanner, "on a eold, drixily afternoon, I drove
down to the village to get my horse shod, and be
ing detained till nearly dark, Ilattie was sent by
her mother to fetch the cons from a distant pas
ture. There seemed to be sufficient daylight for
the purpose, when she first set out; but night
came fast and suddenly, aud when I got home,
Ilattie had not yet returned. From the very mo
ment of being told whither she had gone, I felt
a strange uneasiness about the oor girl ; for the
night had set in iu i-Asely dark, and her path lay
ortr a rugged hill rough a patch of woods, aud
acroh the neck ot a miry swamp, where I had
made a safe footpath by tinkiug some logs in the
treacherous ground, and constructing a rude
bridge across the sluggish stream. But should
either she or the cows miss the bridge, and get
into the swamp, there was danger of their being
mired and suffocated; and, therefore, it was with
a good deal of anxiety that myself and wife,
lighted by a lantern, hurried over to the perilous
HtMif. lintiinf. in mwl ffattieun (be vir.
"A fine, misty raiii was steadily failing, and
clouds hung about thv earth like a fog, so that it
was impossible to sea only a feir feet with the
aid of the light, and not an inch without it.
Judging, from a careful iiispectifii, that the cat
tle had not crossed the bridge, we went over to
the pasture in search of them, calling Ilattie
loudly-all the time. We found most of the ani
mals nt no great distance, hut two auinuls were
missing, awl the poor child was not to lie discov
ered. Then we liecame alarmed in earnest, and
commenced a scanh for her, hurrying from one
Jhi.; " auoiuer, aim siioiuing ner name, anit
lallooing cuiitini:s"r This wo did for a conplo
of hours; arid Jini my poor trife sat down and
wrong her hands in deep uCalr. I suggested to
her that Ilattie might even thru-be ai home,
alarmed at our absence, and this inspired her
mother with sufficient strength and hope to get
there, where she sank down nuder a new disap
pointment, helpless as a child.
"Ah, sir, that was a time of terrible trial to me
my s ret child lost, my w ifo utterly prostrated,
and not another soul near to give me aid and
Kyufpathy. I could not stand it long; I at once
hurried to thejiean-st neighbor. The man imiue
iliately set sifT to rouse other ncihlMirs, and his
family accompanied me home. By midnight
ipiitn a iarty hail assembled at tho house here,
but it was divided not to liegiu the search for
Ilattie until the following rooming.
"At day-break, seven of us went ofTin quest of
tho poor child, taking along aenuplonf dinuer
horus and some three or four rifles, in hoies of
rrachiug her by sounds louder than our calls ami
shoufs. We took the regular cuv-tath to thu
pasture, and searched through the swamp thor
oughly in the vicinity nf tho bridge. The pas
ture was hilly, and mtuh covered with trees and
brush, and were several hours getting through
with that; then w spread ofT in different direc
tions, and occupied the day w ithnut success. Oh,
what a hojrihlc night was that to mo which fol
"For four da sowmml the enuntrv in every
direction, without gettiiigany tidings of the poor
child, and then all, een the most sanguine in
finding her, give her up as nlterly lost; and,
completely worn out nad heart-broken. I threw
myself down, wishing for death to relievo me of
"It was on tins' ei rning that a younger broth
er, w ho had Im-cii away on a journey np thn coun
try, returned w ith Bruno, w ho had been his sole
trawling companion. The sight of tho dog,
whose sagacity had long liern the wonder of all
w hokum him, excited a flint hope, in my Iin-ast
.that he might yet find, his yonug mistn's.s, either
Ihingordcad: and with this idea uppermost in
my mind. Iwilfinane as I was, I talked to him
n ttm ivtft nfhitr jnf ..if he -werti lleHnt -with"
the understanding of a human being. Never
shall I forget the sorrowful but singularly com
prehensive expression of his bniwu eyes, as he
kept Ihrm lixisl upon mine all the while I was
spi-akiug to him: and, when I had done, he turn
ed aw a v with a low, mourning whine, aud sud
" Early tlie net morning, my brother shoul
dered his rifle, and announced his intention of
trjing his fortune in a fresh searrh for the jmor
chilil; but all the men had gone home, and I was
too much broken down with grief to acrompany
liim; and so, calling for the dog, and uot finding
him, he set oil" alone.
It was somewhere nlvnut the middle of the day,
that I was sitting by the lied of my nearly c'fs
tracted wife, try ing to soothe and console her as
best I could, when suddenly Ilnnm, whom I had
entirely forgotten iu the mean time, came bound
ing into tbe mom, looking soiled and fatigued, as
if froina journey, and at once began to bark and
whine iu a strange, peculiar manner, running to
and fm lietween me and the door.
"I do lielievr the dog has found the child," I
excLiimrd, starting to my fret, with a new hope.
"God grant it!" cried my wife, wringing her
"Try to lie calm, at lrast till I return." said I,
feeling a new life iu my veins.
"I hurried out, the dog preceding me, and
lurking jnjonsly. He then struck ott in n direc
tion dillereiit from any we had taken iu our
search for the girl, barking excitedly, looking
back every few steps, aud thus seeming to urge
mn to follow him. This I did, as fast as thu na
ture of the ground would permit, running most
of the time. Into and through the deep, dense
wood, down a gloomy hollow, and up the steep
sides of a wild, nwky mountain, the faithful dog
led me a distance of three miles, krepiug just so
far iu advance, and always timing his gait to
"At length wo reached a spot more wild, rocky
and gloomy than I had yet seen; and, climbing
to the top of a sort of cliff, Bniun gave vent to a
scries of strange sounds, something lietween a
bark, a howl, mid a wail, Alternately looking back
to me, aud down at some object evidently far lie
luw him. Pressing forward, with emotions I
have no language to describe, hut which seemed
to still the very beating of my heart, and render
me sick and faint, I gained me a footing beside
tho dog; and looking down into the pit or basin,
surrounded ou all sides by precipitous rocks a
strange formation of nature indeed I beheld my
oor child stretched out on thn earth, motionless,
and, as I then belicrnl, dead. My braiu reeled
at the sight, and it is a wonder I did not fall.
Perhaps 1 did; for how I got down to her I nev
er knew: but inv next remembrance is of sittintr
on the earth, clasping the iioor, bruised, starved I
creatnre in my nnns, thanking uoil witn all my
heart that I held my living, breathing child.
" I took off my coat, torn it into strips, lashed
the child to my back, clambered np the rocks
and thus conveyed her home, and fainted w ith fa
tigue and emotion just inside the doorway.
"That she eventually recovered, you have an
evidence iu her presence here to-night.
"In searching for the missing cows, she had
lost her way, and becoming frightened, she had
.wandered off she knew not whither, and had fall
en over the mck during tno night, injuring Her
self so severely as to bo unable to escape from
the pit, where'she hail remained live mortal days
without food. Only for this noble animal, her
bones might bav e been bleaching there, to this
day, aud myself and wife been cnished with a
calamity that would have left us childless. By
what strange instinct, reason, sagacity, or what
you will, tbe dog had found her, I am unable to
say; but the fact itself would have been suQi
cieut, had I ever lieen a doubter or a skeptic, to
have made me a firm believer in the watchful
care and inscrutable, vi ays of a Divine Providence.
Do yon wonder, now, sir, that no money can pur-
cuas- uruno i '
Tho next mumim- nU the ataire came alonrr
in good repair, and I took leave of tbe worthy
famirr and his faniilv, I hel j out my hand to the
noble dog, 'who, placing his paw in it with a dig
nified lrravitl fr.. ,.. ..-.:... 1s.ilr nf intflli-
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drawn upon canvas. na,i Dat animal a mind
anil soul I Sometimes, when I compare him
with the human brutes I meet almost daily, I am
tempted to believe he had both, and that the lat
ter have neither.
A young man who -. nusntlr ban red. eon-
fsssed on the gallowrthat his first crime and.Til-
lainywas that of stopping a newspaper without
Paying for it. It is a marvel that something
e artaittul than the gallows was
der, gnard against the first crime!
Fohtt-skvex tbonsand persons-die annnally-
WODH FOR A WESTERN REFR.ViX.
BT CrOBCI r. MOBJtXa.
I knew a sweet rirt with a bonny Wne eye.
Who waa burn In tbe shade
The witeh-haicl tree made.
Where tbe brook sang a sons
All tbe Summer-day lpos.
And the momenta went meily by
like tbe bantlings the mouf nts Hew by.
I knew a fair maid, soul-encbanUnj In usee.
Who replied to my tow, m
3ier the haiel tree bought m
Uke tbe brook to the sea, r
How I yearn, love. fW thvel
And she hid In mt bosom hrr face
In my bosom bef 'beautiful face. '
I have s dear wife, who U ever ray gnMei
AVoinsl anil won Iu the sfiaiUi
The witch-hazel tree made.
Where the brook aincs iu sob
All the Summrr-itay Ion.
And the nwmrnU ia harmony elide
Like oar lirea they fa faanuoay glide.
At the Metropolitan, in Washington, I found
myself in two or three epochs, so to speak, to say
nothing of the variety of political elements there
in entered. There was iswiator Mvrtoti one room
removed from ex-President Johnson, and on
another floor were the distinguished Harrison
elector, Gen. Meredith, theHon. Lew is D. Camp
bell, and Storm, of Chicago'. A half dozen ladies,
a few politicians, aud several Senators and
lieprcseiitafiveii made np the residue.
The Metropolitan, by way, is one of the coziest
ofhotels. The spacious drawing room, parlors,
and main hall arc removed from public observa
tion, aud it seems tbe very place to promote confi
dence aud good feeling. It is not violation of
either for me to renat a conversation in which a
contemporary of Horace Greeley took the priu
"I have not had an opportnnity of asking," I
remarked, "how you stand towanl Mr. Greeley."
"That," hn answered, "involves a long story.
Mr. Greeley and I are about the same age. We
learned the printer's trade at the same, tune; he
iu the Fast, I in the West, aud wivfioth started
newspapers at the same time. Although we were
on the same side of politics both Whigs for
some reason I conld never understand, he made
several false and malicious attacks niion me in
his paier. To my repeated remonstrances he
made no reply, and when I went to Congress and
found him fii;uring around Washington, I de
clined to recognize him. It was at tho time my
friends named me for the speakership, and they
were exceedingly anxions that Mr. Greeley and I
should lie reconciled. I occupied a room in tho
fourth story of the National Hotel, and kept my
self entirely aloof from the contest. I did not
solicit any favors, and persistently held the
ground that the speakership was too high a posi
tion to lie truckled after in electioneering style
In the meantime Mr. Colfax came to me and asked
if I would treat Mr. Greeley kindly if he would
come to sec me. I replied that nothing would
give me more pleasure; and, according to agree
ment, that evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. Greeley came
to my room with Mr. Colfax. We bad au amicable
interview, and it was so reported by Mr. Colfax to
Mr. (leorgeK. Duun( who oec lipid aji elegant room
on tile first jloorof the'jXatfon.lI) that very eve
ning. "Then," exclaimed Mr. Dunn, in whoso
noble son! there was not the shadow of prevarica
tion or dishonor, " then wo shall have au explana
tion or npology iu the tnoniing paper!"
"I do not know about that," replied Mr. Col
fax. ' It is not Mr. Greeley's policy to take any
thing bai k. It is contrary to the mle of his pa
per to admit that a mistake has been made," or
words to that etlect.
, Snre, enough there was no acknowledgment of
wrong done me, and the slow process of election
for Speaker went on. About that time I was
waited umui by a party who asked me to name a
certain committee on public printing in the event
of my election. I promptly answered that I
would make no promises or bargain oiLthe sub
ject, and would not accept the position witii my
innutligagrdorhandstied. Afterthis,I observed
ill the liallots for speakership, while in all there
wero votes enough to elect me twenty times over,
there was only a certain nnmlier just enough to
defeat me polled at a time. For instance, a
certain uunihrr of men who voted for me one
day would lie absent the next, until atone time
and another the wholo Whig vote played ofTon
me. The moment I clearly perceived this state
of things, I sent in my withdrawal from the can
didacy, and the election proceedisl. It was some
time iiefore I liecame aware that ilf. Greeley had
au interest in the binding nf public documents,
and not until this winter was I informed nf the
machinations to defeat me. I became a Demo
crat. I was a soldier, and I own myself in amaze
at the strange complication of events which has
placed Horace Greeley at the head of -tho Demo
In the discussion of the ways that are dark, the
speaker's mind seemed to go back with relief to
the contemplation of the character of George (J.
Dunn. "He was a man of a million," he said,
"seemingly far removed from the weaknesses of
"Yes," remarked an Indianian present, "the
ordinary conversation of George G. Dunn was a
model of poetic and vigorous thought. In every
day life ho inspired devotion. There was a
rough, good hearted creature, Lncins Hockett for
example, who served him with tho fidelity of a
slave to his lastjhonri When dying, he called him
to his bedside and said: 'Loosh, get me a drink
of cool water from the spring.
"When Lncins retnrncd, the great man mnr
mtircd 'thanks,' and, Jonking at him with royal
tenderness, added: Yon shall be cup-bearer
when I am king.'
"Why, George G. Dunn's portrait is in every
honse iu his Comity town, and when he was to
speak in an ordinary case in ennrt, the whole
uonnry iiimcii out en ma-sso ro near nun. jus
manner of sjieaking was slow and ineasnred, and
it was marvelous how, v ith unaltered voire and
mien, by virtue of I lie canso he advocated, he
could transport his hearers to the highest pitch
of enthusiasm, and as easily conduct them back
to the realms of sober thought." Laura Jtcam, In
the Miuouri Democrat.
m i i
A New Orleans journal is inclined to be face
tious over the sudden demise of a worthy citizen
of "Yellow Jack's Paradise," whoso solo offence
was that, nnlike most inventors, his first experi
ment was performed on himself. Mr. Gray, so
runs this "o'er true tale," had discovered anon
explosive illuminating flnid.and to prove Itsqnat
ity he invited a few friends to his room, whither
he luil broiicht a barrel of the fluid, which he at
once proceeded to stir with a red-hot poker. An
he went throngh t lie roof of hishouse,aecompanied
by his friends, he endeavored to explain to his
neighbor that the particular fluid in the barrel
bad tno much benzine in it; hut the gentleman
raid he had an engagement higher np. 5ffcray
continued his ascent nntil he met Mr. Jones, who
informed him that there was no necessity for him
to go higher, s every one was coming down, so
Mr. Gray started back. His widow offers for sale
the secret of the manufacture of the non-explosive
fluid at a rcdnerd rate, as she wishes to pur
chase a silver-handled coffin with a gilt plate.
j Ttrc benefit of "patent ontsides" shows np
' well in one of onr Ohio exchanges this week. On
, the first page was a piece of poetrv entitled "To
Mr Darlinsr'a Eyes." It had lieen carefully se
lected by the bald-headed wieldcr of tbe tren
chant shear blade who clips for a hnndred -m-mnnitie
as easy as he does for one, and whose
plastie brain froths for all, at th same price, bnt
when tbe poetry appeared in one particular pa
per in a County sooth of this, a father and a par
ent took exception to the poetry, supposing it to
be written by the man of two horse brain power
who runs the paper in the village, and who was
sweet on the old man's daughter. A skirmish oc
curred at a prayer meeting, just as the editor was
booking on to his girl to see her borne. The'fa
tber new wears a piece of shingle over, th place
where" his eye was, while the unlucky newspaper
man is fad throueh a spout, and is trying to di
gett Ma teeth which be swallowed.
IMX Pa.s IMBsVajf.
A rasalllar lVeMer OassVCnUr Gteeler.
TtrrEXABT, Ocld IBELASTD, )
May, 1872. J
Mr. JTorrmi VGretUi:
Mez Dear Cozzxx: I see by the papers that
yon are nominated for to be Prisident of these
United States. An' at it takes votes to git elec
ted, I suppose the likes cyees will be afther hnnt
in' np all yer frinds to be afther voting fur yont
Now I am not only yerfrind, bnt I amyercoxzen,
too. The O'Graly's, of Ould Ireland, are not tbe
boys to go back on their relations in Ameriky, es;
pecially when tberelashnn is afther runniu'fur
the ofliceof the I'risidency.
There are many bands, nice dearllorras, which
binds onr two families together. You are the
farmer or Cbappaia)and we are the bog trot
ters of ould Tipperary ; yon grow the wooly silk
wur-rum, and we grow the pig what pays the rint,
but ill vil tbe bit of .wool grows on him at all, at
all! Yon wears a white hat, and a white coat,
too. fur that mattber. while mauv of vour rela-
shuns of tho O'Graly family don't wear either,
bad Inck to tbem fur they haven't got any to
lint, it is a wonderful Mtl yecs got at the Cin
cinnati Convintion, though ye t-ad a divilof a
crowd to hist ye. Whin I was at the Don ny brook
Fair, the last, I'm snpposin'I saw jist the kind or
n' crowdthat lifted yeea into the Prisidential
cheer not the cheer, exactly, bnt tbe Prisidential
nonienation. The paiiers are afther sayin' it was
the torcheait what did the hizness furyees; well,
Donnybrook had nlinty of sore heads and bloody
tunes, fur the O'Gralys were about wid their shil
laieus, and the spalpeens had to suffer.
I suppose the people of Ameriky tell lit about
yees.jist as the people over here tell tin about
yer cozzeus, the O'Uraljs. A hog throtter tonld
n lie on me, yer best frend and relashnn, and I
was afther threateniu' to bate him wid me sthick,
if hedidu't prove it; but he had the impudence
to prove it, and then he broke nearly ivery bone
in my Imdy besides. To tho div il wid all sich
men ! They are not a respectin' a feller's fcelins,
moral character or his bones aither! Sly advice
to you, mo dear cozzen, is not to threaten thepar
ty w hat tells lies about yecs, for they might prove
thim to bo thnie, and late ye besides, and that
would lie bail fur a Prisidential candidate.
The paiiers are afther sayin' that it was a bloody
Dutchman, and a fire-catiu' Blair who nominated
ye. They say, too, that Blair baa a "Broadhead,"
which fact I suppose accounts for the pile o'
brains he carries wid him. Iudade, it is said be
had all ov the brains ov the convintion, and did
the thiukin for all of tbe soreheads, and that
Sburz was his mouthpiece, and blared the trum
pet for him. Bnt yon needn't be a cariu' for that,
at all, at all, for ye arc tbe candidate, and that is
wlmt ye were afther wantin' all thetime.
lam touhl that Blather O'Brown is tied on to
the tail eend of your nnmenashun, and that be is
to lie a kind ov a Prisident wid yerself. Ye
might a remembered yer relashnn, and kept that
place for one ov the O'Gralys, but ye didu't; but
we'll not go hack on ye, if je will get ns a Fost
oflis, a Cabinet position, or a p'liceman's place.
We will work fur yez, hut we must have au oflis
for it. You know ye's has bin a workin' all yer
lifetime fur an oflis, and ye must not blame tho
O'Graylysfur waiitiu'one, too. -
There are some things in yer pcrlitical history
that yers must explain right away, or may lie ye
won't get votes enough to elect ye, afther all; and
then, where in thunder would be the pnst-ofhs for
yer cozzen I Ye have gone iu fur the nagur all
yer lifetime, aud have lxcn a eussin -the uagnr
owners to theirfnees- Nowjwtjl the likrsof thim
lie afther vntin' fur "yef Ye Tailed out ov jail
Misther JeHcrsoii Davis, and maybe that will
make the matter all fair aud suuare wid the late
Confidenicy. Ye mnstwatthtiiispint,tueCozzen
Hurras, an' if it is necessary, ye mnst bail out all
the Kn-Kluxers mid horse-thieves south ov Dix
on's ami Mason's line; and yecs must cuss the
mriM't-haggcrs till thcirshors fall of ; and, Cozzen
Hurras, je kin do thecu.sin,furyeareprcnliarly
adaptrd to that bizness. Ye must 'tend all ov the
fairs and shows iu the South, an' ye n.ust contin
ue to sliwear, n lieu ye are don n there, that ye was
always in favor ov "lectin" the waywanl sisters
depart in payee." Thin ye may expect to git the
Southern Dimuiycratic vole.
The O'Gralys will liny and manage the Irish
vote for je. We will ten thim it wasn't mo Coz
zen, Hurras O'Greelev, that went afther the Fen
ians wid a sharp sthick; and that it wasn't the
Tribyoon oflis that the frends of Say monr tried to
tear down in the riot day s, when the government
was unlawfully drafting white men. We will
manage that fur ye, be jabcrs! j
But the noospapers are a sayin' yecs on ls-ith
sides o' the fence on the: tarif niiestiuii; thatyo
are strong tarif in the editor's chair, au' that ye
are " free trade" or anything elso the divil wants
ye to be whin roiinin' for ollis. We don't under
stand the tarif question over here, never bavin'
read er " book on farniin'," hsnee we have no ad
vice to give ye on that subject now, but be snre
and manage yer cards so tbry won't throw j ou.
I am cnmin'nver to Ameriky in the next stame
ship what sails from ould Ireland. I will write
you another letther on board the ship, aud I will
help ye in the Tribyoo oflis. afther I get there.
Yon must bo elected. The O'Gralys will get no
oflis if ye don't.
All yer frends nf the onld connthry sind their
love to yon. Look nut fur yer cozzen when the
stameship comes a sailin' np the bay. Adoo!
From your cozzen, Mikk O'Grjllt.
Wo publish elsewhere a striking passage from
the letter of a Washington correspondent, on the
subject of "Senatorial hatrs" the mutual dis
likes and often bitter fends so frequently exist
ing lietween Senators from the same State. It is
one of the saddest of all commentaries on the in
separable weakness of poor human nature to
have to admit the almost universal existence of
these intense, unreasoning hatreds between men,
who, according to the true theory of onr elective
form of government, onght to be the wisest, pur
est, best and most exemplary- citizens of their re
In addition to the instances referred to in the
extract, it may be mentioned that the most in
tense animosity existed, many years ago, between
Senators Gmndy and White, and Grundy and
Bell, of Tennessee; afterwards between Bell and
Jones, (lioth Whigs); and fiercest and bitterest of
all, between Bell and Andrew Johnson. These
last, we believe, had a little personal rencontre,
somewhere about the Senate Chamber, which,
however, was speedily qnelled by the interfer
ence of their brother Senators. The two Sena
tors from Mississippi, Jefferson Davis and Sala
thiel Foote, both" Democrats, nsed to hold each
other in special abhorrence hating each other
with 9 hale that finally culminated in a small
fist fight at Senator Davis' boanling-bonse.
Even Senators Davis aud Brown, of Mississippi,
also both Democrats, never had any good feeling
fur each other. Tbe feud between Fenton and
Conklin, both Republicans, of New York, is noto
rious: and it has lieen intensified, if not original
ly caused, by the preference shown by Grant for
Conklin and his friends in the distribution of the
New York offices. Old Tom Benton, one of the
best haters that ever lived, during his "Thirty
Years in the Senate," was ever at war with his
colleagues, each in his turn ; indeed, his whole
career in Missouri, as previously in Tennessee,
was filled up with "private wars" and "rumors
of wars," one of which rcsnlted in tbe extermin
ation of his enemy Col. Lucas in a celebrated
Long ago, we remember to have beard that
Felix Grundy left Kentucky when a rising young
man, becanse, as he is reported to have said,
" there was not mom enough in one State for
two snch men as Henry Clay and himself." He
accordingly settled in Tennessee, where bis sub
sequent life was one long bat occasionally suc
cessful rivalry with White, Bell. Polk, and other
great guns of nearlr as heavy calibre as himself.
It is this spirit of selfish rivalry that results in so
many of those bitter fends wbich hare disgraced
the highest councils of the wationv FrimUbrt,
JTy, remaa't eemswaft oas ca tfilwtXl WaOif
Reszakches in Chinese archives show that tbe
rfcitMt who deoivnfd and th ffineex Who
ti, . A-u. w,li
DDUfa UM VIKCM. ,v an wcao
Tmc coming cosset, It is said, will Tie 999,999,
999,999,989,999,919 miles in lerih, or thereabouts.
they mar be perused wfth pleaMira again and aftaln. They
breathe u very sool of truth, teadcrnea, sad satlodr.)
I oftra tklak each tottering form
Taat hmpa along la life's decline.
Once bore a heart aa youat. sa wans,
Aa fall of tdm thoughts aa Bin!
And each haa bad ita dream of joy,
Hia own unea oatt'd pare romance t
Commendar when the Moaning boy
Ftrt thrills at lord j woaaaaa glaaee.
And each conld tell hta tale of youth ;
Would think iU scenra of tore erince
alure passions, more nsesrthly trnth.
Than aaytalo brfore or afneo.
Yes I they could tell of tender lays.
At midnight penned in classic ahadea;
Of da ya mora bright than modem days.
And maids more lair than saodera maids.
.Of wntapm ia a "June ear. .
Of kfsaea on a tdnahtag clmk :
Kick Lbia. each wbiaper, far too dear.
Our modern Una to give or speak.
Of paaaiona too nntimely cruoseds
Or passions atlgbted or betrayed ;
Of kindred spirita early loat.
And tmda that bloaaom but to fade. j
Of beaming eyrs and treasea gay.
Elastic totm and noble brow.
And forma that hare all paard away,
And left them what wo are tbem now!
And ia It thns la hitman lore
tin very light and frail a thin: t
And must youth's brightest visions move
1'oreTer on Time's restless wing f
Moat all the even that still are bright.
And alt the Una that tatk of btiaa.
And all the forma so lair to sight.
Hereafter onty come to Ibist
Then what are rartb'a brat visions wortb.
If we at length most bee them thna t
If all we valae moat on earth.
Ere long moat fade away from na t
CXCLE COXSIBEK TO KK.I PEBHMI.
IT Craw Eater la Georgia.
This mnming I received the. following from
Uncle Consider, who went on to work for Mr.
Greeley in tboBaltimoreCouveiition. Uncle Con
sider is a secessionist. Ho was born in Connect
icut, bnt he went South a good many years ago,
where he married a plantation and WO negroes.
My aunt died, and the negroes ran off, so Uncle
Consid feels bad now.
"Baltimore, July 9.
"Mr Dear Xkvy: Bein' a delegate here from
Geor-ga, from which State I was dmv by tbe
Yankees under Gen. Grant, I write to inform you
of the nomination of our old secessionist friend.
II. grecley, the philosopher-chopper of Chipi
quack. "It will go pretty hard agin the Yankee Black
Repuhlikins to have an origiual secessionist elect
ed to the hi office of President, but it must lie so.
Providence has so decreed. He is our friend. I
refur to Mr. greeley. Ef Liukun had a heard of
Horace greeley in leul, there wouldn't a lieen
any war. We would uow have two beautiful
governments working harmonious, instead of the
anarky and kuofusion which we now see around
us. When tbe wicked Black Republican Linkmi
was a calliu' for troops to fight the Sontli and
break np our divine institution of slavery, II.
greeley was our friend. He said: 'Let the" way
wanl sisters go in peace.' Those were his exact
" Did he advocate our canse in good faith t
"We think in Georgia that ho did. We've got
tho old tiles of the Tribune. Almost every seces
sionist carries grcelevs old editorials in his hat.
We all say now, that the time has knm to strike
" In 1SGI, scz Mr. greeley :
"If any considerable portion of the States de
sire to form a new government, I know of no way
of preventing them.'"
"That's what be said, and these are the Gree
ley documents that we arc circulating among the
Confed soldiers. After Mr. greeley's inaugura
tion wo proposo to start a new war. I've been a
talkin with the boys. Tho glorious Confederacy,
defeated by old Linknn, is still warm in the bo
som of its votaries so to speak. Beauregard.
Davis, and Longstreet still live 8,000,000 brave
Confederits are ready to fight again ; and when
our friend and sympathizer, Greeley, establishes
Iiisself in the Whito House, the fisht fur our free-
Ylom will kommence. Grant and the frowning
reiieral bayonets wilt no longer hold ns in tbe
Union, but with 'Let the wayward sisters go in
peace' painted on our banners, we will bivouack
on Arlington Heishts. and invite Mr. crecler to
Join ns. Au he will do it. Hasn't he gone back
on every mend and every party since ltaO t I
tell yon, Eli, history will repeat itself. II. gree
ley has gone liark on the Black Republicans. We
know it here in Georgia, and every secessionist is
heart and soul with the only man in the North
who advocated secession in 1801. The war is not
ended ; secession is not dead. When Grant gets
back to his farm and greeley has quarreled with
Sherman, Beanregard will take the Portfolio of
War. Longstreet will reorganize tho army, and
the old fight will commence, provided wo can
keep Ulisses on his St- Louis farm; bat if Ulissea
ever gets loose and calls on his old hoys, there
w ill be great danger to the Confederacy. U. S.
Grant must be defeated, if the Sontb is to suc
ceed. He has always broken np our Ku-Klnx
aud prevented ns from arming against the gov
ernment. He watches over the old Union too
close. We want an old granny who will sympa
thize with ns and let ns drill, and one in whose
bosom we believe rests the divine principle of
" When Mr. greetry was nominated, didn't the
hand play 'Dixie' and 'My Maryland!' Yrs
Eli, and the lands will knntiner to play Dixie
till your miserable old skar strangled blanner
will giro place to tbe glorious stars and bars aud
the new Confederacy.
" Now, my dear Nery, yon are in tbe hannts of
fashnn you flirt with the girls and dance tbe
round dances so to speak. But during your friv
olity don't forget to say a good word for Mr.
Greeley, our secession candidate. See to it that
none but greeley men are put on gard as room
managers at the Congress Hall balls: bnt I guess
you hadn't better say ninch about his secession
sympathies to Northern Democrats.
" Yours Respectful, Coxsmr.n Prrkixs."
Aa Aaeieat Basse aaal BTer Mea, was la of Age.
Yesterday a blind and gray old colerrd woman,
named Jordan Baxter, and sons, came down tbe
Knoxville Branch and took passage on the pasa
engertrainat Lebanon Junction fnrJnnction City.
The old lady was bom in 1759, the year in which
General Wolfe made his desperate assault on
Quebec, and when onr own country was in an in
choate condition, and is consequently one hun
dred aud thirteen yearsold. She lired in Virgin
ia in a quiet war, as a slare, for seventr years,
when she was brought to Kentnrky, and hasbeen
living at Richmond Junction for many years.
The right of personal liberty was granted to her
at an advanced age, it ia true, bnt the old lady
has thoroughly enjoyed it since. Her escort was
her son, a youth eighty years old, who aremd
already to feel the effect nf his years. Mrs. Bax
ter has twenty-one grand-children. The aged
cnnple were regarded with deep interest by all
who saw them. Mar they lire long and well!
APBOFOS of the proposed embalment and mum
mying of the body of Mazxini, it is related that
Jeremy Bentham s body in accordance with his
wishes waa so preserved " to be placed in a chair
at the banqnet table of his friend and disciples.''
It is now confessed that a wax wash was substi
tuted for the real face, which was not a pleasant
EnntT woman was made for another eonse
qnentlr babies are as necessary to their "peace
of mind" as health. If ynn sronld see melancholy
personified, look st an eld maid or childless wife.
If yon would take a peep at sunshine, look in
the face of a yonng mother.
Ix olden times Jane was held to be the most
propitious month of thotwelrefor marriages, a
happy result being rendered doubly certain if tbe
ceremony was timed so as to take place at the
full of the moon.
Alt Iowa minister preached a sernxra tbe other
Sunday which was eosaposed entirely of words of
Gotxrwix Ektth thinks wrTI all be rsgeUiiaas
by and by,
AtntCMTIS OF FPasXIC 9f.
bt'col. j. w. roRsrr.
JjOly 4, 1876, will be a proud and happy day to
those who shall lire to see it, especially in Phila
delphia, where U is to be celebrated, nnder the
peculiar historical and national auspices, as tbe
hundredth anniversary of our independence A
little more than fonr years aud a half remain to
digest plans and to execute them. These will be
varied and Anmerous, aud .piiny will be visionary
One snggestion is made in connection with tbe
Centenary of Independence which deserves the
consideration of tbe Fairmonut Park Commission.
There-Ms not a County in Pennsylvania that can
not point to names of national find even world
wide renown. I need not recount a catalogue
brilliant with the services of Benjamin Franklin,
Robert Morris, Anthony Way ne, Robert Fnltun,
Lindley Murray, David Kitteubou.se, Peter Muh
lenberg, and their cotemporaries anil successors
iu war aud peace, iu science and in statesman
ship, in art, in law, iu medicine, in religion, in
manufactures, and iu skilled labor. The sugges
tion is that every Connty should select at least
one-nf these departed worthiesyand hare a colos
sal statue to represent bini, in bronze, marble, or
iron, ready for the Fainuouut Park in season for
the Centenary, there to remain dnring all time.
The tribute would lie graceful, and the cost com
paratively small. There is not a County in Penn
sylvauia that could not easily afford to. perpetu
ate the features of uno of its illustrious sous. The
condition precedent, however, should lie that the
work itself should be done by an accomplished
artist. Save us. Oh, Park Commission! from the
effigies and caricatures that have so often disfig
ured and disgraced our lovely cities, and that
still dishonor our nation's capital. "Art is long,"
says the poet. Art is not the growth of the hour,
hut of the ages. As it is created to emlure, it
cannot graduate at once. If years of toil, study,
and patience are essential to ripen a statesman,
a scholar, a philosopher, a poet, or a complete
mechanic, so are they essential to the creation of
an artist, who should lie a combination of varied
learning. We have some fine specimens of Amer
ican genius. Our Powers, Story, Rogers, Rother
mel. Miss Hosiurr, Read, Ball, liaillie. Miss Steb
bius. Church, Birrstadt, fcc, are acknowledged
leaders. Bnt we should not be ashamed to lay
nnder contribution tho best minds of Europe,
when we come to the preservation of the memo
rials of those who have done so much for the lib
erty ami tho elevation of the whole human race.
No crude brain or 'prentice hand should he em
ployed simply because it is of domestic growth,
and no acknowledged master should be excluded
because he was born under French. Italian. Ger
man or English skies. As we shall invite the
liberal thinkers of all the nations to join us on
the Fourth of July, ltf70 as wo shall look for
John Bnglit, Louis Kossuth. Edouard Lalioulaye,
Guiseppe Garibaldi, Victor lingo, Emilio Castelar,
Guiseppe Mazzini, Alfred 'Fenny son, Charles
Rrade, and the Republican teachers of Germany,
we must extend a welcome at least as warm, to
the ripe ami aspiring minds who are beautifying
the galleries, chnrchrs, aud streets of Paris, Lou
don, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Brussels, Cologne,
Frankfort, Dnsseldorf. Florence, Naples, Venice,
Turin, and Imperial Rome. Art knows no party
and no country. America iseventnally and in
exorably the chief of civilization. Opening her
'arms to all the children of men, she will gather
to her side with a precious love those fortunate
ones whom God has most generously crowned
with His rich gifts. An able writer in a late
number of a London magazine, Temple Bar, thus
sets forth the verdict of enlightened Europe in a
contrast lietween this country and Fraure. We
cannot lie unmindful of the dnty here taught in
onr relations to the rest nf mankind;
America, not France, has lieen the propagand
ist of democracy-, anil has instituted the only suc
cessful republic of which the foundations have
been cemented by no unrighteously spilled blood,
nor undermined by fantastic social theories; a
republic founded on reason, on the unalterable,
principles of hnmanity, neither twisted nor forc
ed from their natural channels to harmonize with
individual ideas; or the purely normal develop
ment of certain conditions nfwNL-iety and their on
ly practical solution. American republicanism
means tho advancement of the human race;
French republicanism, its .destruction. Com
merce and the arts of peace are the weapons of
one; lire and sword are the weapons of tbe other."
A , asaa's Bar
A correspondent of the Herald of Ifealtk writes
from Washington: "Let ns now accompany a
Congressman throngh a single jonrney of twenty
four hours, aud see whether it is one calculated
to contribute to health of body or mind. We
will start from the moment of rising from the
breakfast-table. That, we will say, is 9 o'clock.
Instead of having a serene half-hour for that
meal, with every other mouthful the waiter has
brought to him the card of a caller; and, without
haviug time to pick his teeth, be is at once grret
ed by log-rollers, office-seekers, aud axe-grinders
through whom hehas to rim the gauntlet, and
make liis swift escape to the Capitol, where two
or three hours of committee-work await him.
At V2 o'clock he goes into the house, where he re
mains in the midst of exciting work nntil 4 or 5
o'clock, having snatched time to swallow a lunch
in the restaurant below tbe Honse. By 7 o'clock
he has eaten his dinner; and thence forward till
midnight are parties, calls, reading newspapers,
writing letters, or holding consnltations with
one's political friends. Altogether, the life of a
politician at Washington is characterized by so
much hurry, worry, bad air, and hard work, that
only a man of tremendnns physique, like Charles
Snmner or General Garfield, can nourish nnder it.
It is a killing life. The weak constitutions are
slaughtered by it. Political ambition often pays
for its indulgence in consumption, dyspepsia, par
alysis, and softening of the brain."
Miss Ltdia 8- Hall, who is now acting Uni
ted States Treasurer, in the absence of tbe male
ehier, was once a Lowell factory girl, and was a
contributor to the Lowell Oferitj) over the nom
de plume of " Adelaide." The Lowell Corner
says Miss Hall has lieen a missionary to tbe
Chocta-a-s. and in bonier ruffian days lired in
Kansas, where she waa an owner of considerable
real estate. Meeting with some misfortune iu
rrgard to titles of prorrty, she went to Wash
ington, and has tilled a clerkship in theTrrasn
ry deiartment since, being also engaged in study
ing law, in onler to enable her to secure her
rights to her property iu Kansas, wbich she will
no donbt do and return to that State, unless she
gets into'the Cabinet. She is a lady of great ver
satility of talent, and would fill even a higher
position than the one she now occupies with
Ax exchange informs ns that a traveller has
jnst returned, not reluctantly, we trnst, from tho
woman-bating settlement of Acte, in the Grecian
ArcbiKlagd, where a bachelor's Arcadia has exis
ted from time immemorial. It is a monastic
confederation, consisting of twenty-three eon
Tents, and numbers more than seren tbonsand
souls. Soldiers are paid by tbe monks to guard
the borders of this happy land, and no woman is
allowed to enter. The Tery idea of women,
whether as sister, wife or mother, seems to be
wholly lost. To all sonr old bachelors who com
plain of the wiles of women seeking to entrap
them into marriage, this territory, belonging to
Mont At bos, can safely be recommended as a ha
ren of refuge.
Prusian war. We mnst nownnmberamong tbem
the loss of fUaitftU jras. That delicious drs
pepsia giving mixture is nnder the ban. The
geese nfStrasburg are to hare a respite- Hence
forth disease oftbe liver will be less assiduously
cultivated among those unhappy fowl. Since
tbeGerman occupation tbe Parisians believe the
pies are poisoned, and do longer eat theso.
Mnturat shrank from tbe task of setting
music to any of Shakespeare's tragedies, though
urged to do so. Ie would not even touch Goe
the, except to illustrate a yoothfnl dream of that
poet. His work. Lev "Jrnnesae de Goethe," is
locked np with hia other nopabliaaed pieces, in a
box at Berlin, which ia .not to be opeaed nntil
some one of his grandsons shall display talent as
Ix three hrradred tboosand years or more, the
BaSUo folkaeas see tbe Falls of Niagara vrtth-
THE OL.B M.11.1.
Thorn's a mined milt runda over the
Vnll manr a atorr hlrh.
And tta cabled roof and awhuHa?
laaa over the way. and alwaye area
AW WW Ml IUO IKMOBS-0J.
Ami around tta cupola, tall and old.
The awauowa wheel ia their flight:" '. ,
IThUe the bruca be", that morruy roEe1
IU welkin peala to the morning's gold.-
Hairgs sUeat trass tta height.
And wind thra' Uwempty casement stfeefc
a uvj mas (aisKicn ne aeswaie roeana.
m uuag rn nana wits toeir waitings aee
Where laughter sad aoag wan wont
lime to ue clattering Ioosm
Tar ansra beneath, with tta serge sad rear,
vital toilets and greaneth nevermore,
The Bondrroaajrhod ali ita harden sore
( The servant of the BriX
" Xoasore (areata trfttefflmtbeytreai
The vUlaee-Tonth noTmaid
For often the lulls at night, it la aald.
Are thronged with the ghosts of laborers dead.
In their working garbs amtyrd.
The rooms are lighted with a witch's breads,
'f hat barn bulb green and while,
While at every lomn tbe goblin atands.
And reel and epiadle by ghoatly hands
J re 'tended all the night.
Bat ere the morning, with rosy feet,
Comee tripping over the plain.
Kaeh ghost, with a noiwleaa fooUtep fleet,.
'With ita woven web for a windinghect
Lle down in tu grave again.
Sa as a skeleton of the past.
There standeth the old red raill :
And tbe ghostly memories, fading taat.
Like the null, will t nimble and tall at but.
Till naught remakl Mat tbe rill.
BKBCCKB TO TBI MATXVM.
The Imvesat or awHi Proprletar mt sin mm Vs
aae "Keel Jacket lllm" Kalians aiaPii.
rate SaMier la last I'aitret ntase Ami.
From 1858 the name of Bennett Pietcrs was
very well known in this city. It was connected
with the Red Jacket Hitters, which' were then a
popular beverage ; advertised largely in the pa-
iiers, and posted on fences and blank walls.
Meters himself was a popular man among his
set; be kept good saddle and carriage horses;
hid rooms at the Sherman Honse; gave excellent
snppers, where the guests were not called on to
drink his bitters, but were regaled with cham
pagne, v Inch was, perhaps, no better, lint was
rrrtniuly much more expensive, and did not
openly offend any of the proprietors. His income
was a large our, but he spent it easily, and did
not, like a good Chicagoau, put it in real estate.
He failed to lay up treasure in this orthodox
quarter, and hence when calamity came npon
him he had nothing to fail back upon. In 1867
some individual, thinking that he also might
make a little by going into the bitter business,
began the manufacture of the lied Cloud Bitters.
Fieters resented this as an infringement on hjs'
rights, and brought suit to have his rival enjoin
ed. The matter was tried iu tbe United States
court. An expert rhemist analyzed Piefers' pro
ductions, aud found they consisted of podV whis
ky, flavored with tansy, dogfennel, JimsonVreerl,
or some other substance, which possessed no spe
cial medicinal virtues. Ultimately the court de
cided that his rights had not leen invaded, and
that Red Cloud and Red Jacket might have sep
arately ami independently originated bitters.
This hnrt Iieters, but not half as ranch aa the
analysis. 1'cople hail supposed that his bitters
owed their rare rirtues to simples unknown to
the white man, gathered at midnight in prime
val forests, by irrini Indian chiefs : or dusk v In-
I dian girls, dark lint comely, like the tents of Ke-
uar, or tiie-curtains or King Solomon, the secret
hav ing heeu cnmmnuieatedto Pieters under cir
cumstances of so private a nature that they nev
er became public. When the illusion was dis
pelled, the sale of Red Jacket stopped, and Pie
ters' income diminished. The less money ho had
the more ho drank. He got involved in trouble
with his partner, and finally, in 18G9, after the
defeat of General Salomon, and bis departure for
Washington territory, he accompanied him, along
wilhO'llrieii, Hay den, Church, etc. Ue return
ed from them a few months ago, and. after loiter
ing aroniid tbe city doing nothing, last Monday
he enlisted as a cavalry recruit in tbe regular ar
my, and embraced thin last desperate resort of a
reduced gentlerasn. Chicago Tribune.
m isai s
Tlljabte James Gonlon Bennett was orer six
feet and an inch in height, broad shouldered,
florid of complexion, always richly dressed, and
with hair of curling silver. He was sore to at
trart attentiou as he was passing on tbe street
or drive during tbe Ister years of his life. He
had the air, if not of an old country aristocrat
at least of one accustomed to command, and com
manding gracefully. Thoie were feW--certainly
none accustomed to physiology who" conld pas
him withont scrutiny and a desire to know his
name, fur the whole atmosphere surrounding him
announced that be was no common man. His
ryes were of the keenest grayish bine, with a
cast in them serving to heighten tae intensely
humorous expression which seemed normal to
the whole face, and over them were two little
bunches of circular patches of long gray eyebrows
only equaled in length by those of Mr. BewaTd
which fell down over the eyes, completely
shading ami concealing tbem when ill thought or
donbt, and laughing half way np the forehead
when some odd or grotesnne fancy was present
ed to the mind within. His accent nnmistako
bly lietrayed his Scotish origin, and this more es
pecially when he was under excitement, either
pleasnrahly or tbe reverse. CiaernaH jtmqtirer.
Tut. old and oft-quoted adage that he as a wise
son who knows his own father baa been rereraed
in tbe most singular manner at West Overton,
near rittiburjj. A young man was discovered in
a dying condition in tbe vicinity of tater town ;
and as he wss considered to be simply mwJJer tbe
influence of liquor, be was left by the people to
die. After death some one suggested he waa Hi
ram Christ, son of a well known townsman.
Christ, sr., came with his wife and daughters, and
each at first declared him their own. Doubts'
arose, however, and dnring the delay tie body
liegan to decompose, and was buried, followed to
the grave only by the sorrow striekrn sitteta, the
parrots declining to participate in tbe ceremony.
The real Hiram not appearing, tbe now affrighted
parents thought of exhuming the liody again and
having the remains placed in therfann'ly vault;
ami jnst as ine gnei waa as lis neigtit, young tli-
iu apj:iftrcii JU Jirrjirut j
Ax Old Cone. The Annapolis (Md.) Rrpuhti
tan gives the following description of an ohf coin
recently found in that place: On the face, in tba
enter circle, is tbe word "Massachusetts," -and
three half destroyed letters, one resembling "it;"
in the inner circle aleaffess tree, with partly risi
ble roots. On the reverse the outer circle bears
the words, "New England, An.llom,;" in the
centre are tbe figures " 165a." This ancient sil
ver coin is abont the size of an old English shil
ling; tbe edge oftbe rim is worn in three places
about tbe sixteenth part of an inch, and with this,
exception it is in a fine state ef preserratkray
which fact give weight to the supposition that
it had been coined bnt a brief time jrerioos to
its loss or burial.
Tnr following story of sorrow and absence ef
mind is told as a fact by tbe Portland Jjmu fiiui .
A short time ago a little babe beloagJng in this
city died, and, aa Is sometimes the casey was laid
away in a bureau drawer till tbe firaerst. Tow
day of the funeral came, and the bereaved mother
was eonmlsed with grief over tbe little casket,
and, sobbing, laid it away in tlngroaad. On bar
return hone ah tboegbt she wonld go to the draw
er and gazeoaee more at the place which wonld
henceforth be consecrated, when wanosheoui.
meet her eyes, when tbe draws waa oweoed,bat the
lifeless corpse ef tbe child that had been entirely
forgotten la preparing for tbe foaeraL.
Prof. Bascxw. of WilHams College Is said to
hare spoken in tbe following disrespectful man
ner of the spring weather of New England:
" Some people think Wow England weather very
fine, aa there ready are some rbeaatiM daja,
But when one does happen along yon dent baTsr
time to open yonr raoatb and say 'God Wseeiir
before ep cornea aa east wind and blows the worth
right besA down yonr throat.'' .... ( ,.
Scam one haa dioTered the Mrs. fjoaJrworth
haa killed orer errea haodred people , to .hat.